The England left-back has reportedly been the subject of a bid from David Moyes's Manchester United but the 19-year-old wants his "role model" to remain at Goodison Park
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But Barkley believes that the club should do everything they can to keep the England international, whom he sees as a "role model", where he is.
"I've been following what is happening at Everton and I desperately want Leighton to stay," the 19-year-old told Sky Sports News.
"He's someone I look up to, a role model in how he conducts himself and the strides he has made in his career."
Baines was named in the PFA Team of the Year for 2012-13 after playing in all 38 Premier League games for Everton.